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  • Bars Venues in London - SEA LIFE London Aquarium
    SouthwarkSEA LIFE London Aquarium750 People

    Sealife London Aquarium, is a great back drop to any standing or seated event with a walk over the shark tank and a tunnel through the Pacific Ocean. For a truly London experience we can include a London Eye experience as your curtain raiser to your party or event. The attraction located next to the Eye is really in the heart of the city with a view over to the Palace of Westminster as you arrive and depart. The Aquarium is perfect for wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate dinners, meetings, presentations and networking events. The venue works for smaller parties of 50 up to 750.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Bounce, the home of Ping Pong | Holborn

    It is the outrageous fun of ping pong, combined with state of the art facilities and reputation for hosting the most well executed events that sets Bounce apart as the ultimate conference and corporate party destination in London. Located just a 3 minute walk from Farringdon station, the venue features our luxurious Jaques Room, available for exclusive hire. It's an ideal setting for group of 50-90 standing, 60 theatre style and 28 boardroom. The room Includes: 3 Ping Pong Tables A cocktail bar with dedicated mixologist State of the art Karaoke System UV Lighting Unlimited Ping Pong

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  • Bars Venues in London - Orange Yard
    SohoOrange Yard300 People

    Once an iconic music location, Orange Yard reemerges as a 300-people-capacity venue in the heart of Soho. Originally built in 1976, the venue has played host to some big-name stars, as well as being hotbed of new talent. Orange Yard is jazzy in style with retro sofas, a polished and nostalgic decor, huge dancefloor and cosy booth seating in bright colours. Our initiate space is perfect for all your private, corporate events, Christmas parties, bar hire and drink receptions.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Century Club
    SohoCentury Club60 People

    The Piano Bar is one of the most opulent but inviting spaces in Century. This musical room is home to the largest bar in the club, a resident piano and private bathrooms. This space works brilliantly for informal meetings, birthday celebrations, acoustic performances, and quiz evenings to name but a few.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

    The Old Hall is a wonderful example of beautifully maintained Tudor architecture and has many notable features including the wooden screen at the south end designed by Inigo Jones, and Hogarth’s painting of 'Paul before Felix' on the North wall. It creates a desirable setting ideal for receptions for up to 200 guests, seated lunches and dinners for up to 120 guests, and conferences, lectures and ceremonies for up to 130 guests theatre style.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Leonardo Royal Hotel London St.Pauls

    The Pepys Room is an excellent conference and events space. It can host large receptions for up to 80 people or corporate events such as conferences for up to 68 people theatre-style, or meetings and AGMs for 20 people boardroom style.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

    Occupying the sunny west-facing side of the building, The Bar at B&H Buildings opens onto the street and the leafy park beyond via huge windows and glass doors. Influenced by those typically seen in a Grand Café, the beautiful marble mosaic bar top is itself a thing of beauty, particularly when set against the stunning mirrored back bar.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Adventure Bar Clapham High Street

    Adventure Bars are used to hosting all kinds of events and feature experienced hosts to ensure your event goes to plan. Parties, meetings, launch parties, networking events and drinks receptions are all well suited to the venue. The pricing is indicative and minimum spends vary according to the type of event and date.

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  • Bars Venues in London - The Scotch of St James
    Mayfair, St James, West EndThe Scotch of St James200 People

    The Scotch of St James hosts renowned parties from birthdays to networking, makes for a unique filming and photoshoot location, and is a prestigious space for product launches and promotional events. Both floors can be adapted to meet specific requirements, with options for private screenings, dry hire, Christmas parties, Film/TV locations, fashion shows, pre/post dinner events, live music showcases, team building events and pop ups.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Dirty Martini Minories
    AldgateDirty Martini Minories400 People

    This beautiful two floor venue boasts 3 bars and is just 2 years old with new and glamorous interior perfect for celebrating special occasions for parties of up to 400 guests.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Mac and Wild City

    On the lower ground floor of Mac & Wild Devonshire Square, the new Mac & Wild Smoky Barrels shooting Range is now open. Composed of two lanes, each kitted out with our state-of-the-art virtual shooting systems and replica shotguns, transporting you and your guests to a shoot in the Scottish Highlands! Perfect for drinks receptions, after work drinks and Christmas parties looking for unique entertainment. The two screens provide the perfect opportunity for presentations and screenings.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Dirty Martini Covent Garden
    Covent GardenDirty Martini Covent Garden150 People

    Dirty Martini, located on Covent Garden's famous piazza, has established itself as a stylish hang out for party goers, after work drinkers and late night revellers alike. With a distinctly New York feel, the bar boasts expert bar staff able to mix whatever cocktail your heart desires. There is also an extensive drinks menu with Champagnes, wines, beers and spirits. To hire the full venue works on a minimum spend basis.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Milk & Honey
    SohoMilk & Honey180 People

    Milk & Honey has become a London institution since it opened in April 2002 and it remains dedicated to bringing unrivalled drinks quality and service to a discerning crowd of grown-ups. Prefect for corporate private parties or birthdays, we have bars on three floors, an intimate wood-panelled lounge and a lovely roof terrace each with a different feel and a range of drinking and eating options. The whole venue is available for private hire on Sundays.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Barrio Shoreditch
    ShoreditchBarrio Shoreditch400 People

    The venue is available for exclusive hire and is the ideal place to throw a colourful, lively party that your guests won't forget. The bright, vibrant areas are perfect for entertaining and for private parties for any occasion, be it a summer BBQ, sports screening, Christmas or celebrating for the sake of it. There is a dancefloor, DJ Booth, cloakroom, large outdoor area with outdoor heating options and no hire fee although a minimum spend applies.

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  • Bars Venues in London - Vagabond Battersea Power Station

    London's Urban Winery + Kitchen offers a unique and unforgettable events space. Vagabond offers an interactive wine experience with over 100 + wines to enjoy by the glass from their by the glass machines. If that wasn't enough, Vagabond produce their own English wines in their Urban Winery. This flexible events space can host any thing from bespoke tastings, private parties, networking events to large drinks receptions, dinners and everything in between. The full venue seats 80 and stands 140. There are a range of spaces within to suit groups of different sizes.

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  • Bars Venues in London - IMMERSIVE LDN
    MayfairIMMERSIVE LDN60 People

    The Lucky Club is a cocktail bar-cum-streetwear shop in the heart of Mayfair. Located just inside IMMERSIVE LDN, which is 60 seconds from Bond St tube station, it couldn't be better located for your event, whether it's a corporate drinks party or reception, or a private function for you and your friends. Hire of the space comes with a sound system, and a pair of CDJs if needed. We can re-arrange the furniture, or remove it to suit your event's needs.

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When it comes to throwing an event, few things are as important as finding the right venue. After all, the venue will set the tone for the entire event and will be the backdrop to every conversation and photo!

If you're in search of a truly special location for your event, you won't be disappointed with one of the many private bars available to hire in London. These amazing venues offer everything you need for an unforgettable experience, including delicious food and drinks, fun entertainment, and exceptional ambiance. Plus, many operate on a minimum spend basis, making bar hire an affordable option for any event.

Whether you're looking for a trendy cocktail bar or a luxurious wine lounge, there's a bar to suit every taste and budget. If you're interested in hiring a private bar for your next private party, read on for everything you need to know.

What kind of events should you hire a bar for?

Private bar hire is a popular choice for all sorts of occasions, whether you're planning a corporate event, birthday party, engagement celebration or wedding reception. Bar venues can range hugely in size and style, so bar hire can work equally well for large, formal events as they can for lower-key gatherings like private parties or work away days.

Corporate events

If you're looking to impress potential clients or reward high-performing employees, hiring a private bar is a great way to show your appreciation. A luxurious bar setting will create a memorable experience that your guests will be talking about long after the event is over!

When it comes to private bars that feel exclusive enough to impress your most valued clients, we'd recommend checking out those in private members clubs. The Groucho Club and 12 Hay Hill both have lavish bars in central London that will be sure to set your event off on the right foot!

Private parties

Bars make excellent private party venues. Whether you're hosting an engagement party or celebrating a big birthday, bar hire is a great way to ensure that everyone has a good time. Bars usually have a great atmosphere, which is perfect for celebrating a special occasion with friends and family. Plus, you won't have to worry about things like cooking or cleaning up afterwards - leaving you free to enjoy the party!

If you're looking to throw a party to remember, we bet you'll be a fan of Dirty Martini Covent Garden. This New York-style bar boasts expert bar staff who can mix every cocktail under the sun and you can even hire the whole party venue on a minimum spend basis!


Bars can make great wedding reception venues, especially if you're looking for something a little different from the traditional hotel ballroom. Private bars come in all shapes and sizes, so you'll be sure to find one that's perfect for your wedding style. Plus, hiring a private bar means that you won't have to worry about decorating the venue - it will already look great! One of our favourites is the Rooftop Terrace at Century Club. This stylish outdoor bar features a fully retractable roof, making it the ideal party venue to dance the night away and enjoy the starry skies, regardless of the temperamental British weather!

Team-building days

Bar venues can also be a great choice for team-building days or company away days. Private bar hire gives you the opportunity to bond with your colleagues in a relaxed and fun setting. Plus, there's usually plenty of food and drink available, so everyone will be sure to have a good time!

We particularly love bars that are centred around engaging activities, as they're great for promoting teamwork. A couple of our favourites include Swingers West End - a glamorous venue in central London that mixes drinking with crazy golf - and Clays - an on-trend bar venue where you can have a go at clay shooting, right in the heart of the capital (with a tipple, of course!).

The benefits of hiring a bar for your event

Private bars can create a memorable and enjoyable experience for you and your guests, no matter whether you're planning a corporate event or a wedding! Here are some of the main benefits.

In-house catering

One of the main benefits of bar hire is that these venues can take care of all your food and drink needs. Bars usually have a great selection of food and drink available, so you won't have to worry about hiring in caterers. This can save you time and money at the planning stage, especially if you're hosting a larger private dining event.


Bars can also be a more affordable option than other types of venues, such as hotels or restaurants. This is because many operate on a minimum spend basis, which is where instead of paying a venue hire fee, you and your guests simply need to spend a certain amount on food and drink during the course of your event.


Bars are also generally very flexible when it comes to event planning. They're used to accommodating large numbers of people in day-to-day life, so they'll have all the facilities you'll need to host your event smoothly. Plus, they'll often be happy to make small adjustments to tailor the event space to your event.

Great atmosphere

Bars also tend to have a great atmosphere that's perfect for any type of event. From lively and vibrant to more relaxed and intimate, you can find a bar that will suit the tone of your event perfectly. This makes bars the ideal choice for both private and corporate events.

How much will it cost to hire a bar for my party?

The cost of bar hire can vary hugely, but bar venues can be relatively affordable. This is because many bars operate on a minimum spend basis, which means that you only need to spend a certain amount on food and drink in order to use their facilities. Minimum spend hire is a great option for those on a budget because you can encourage guests to buy drinks from their own pockets, avoiding you from having to pay for the venue altogether!

However, not all bars operate this way. Some may charge a venue hire fee in addition to the food and drink costs, while others will put together packages where they charge you a fee per attendee.

Just some of the things that can affect the cost of bar hire for an event include the size and type of the bar you're looking to hire, its location, the facilities it offers, the number of guests you have attending and the spec of the bar you choose. The best way to get an accurate idea of how much your event will cost is to compare the hire price of a number of venues that fit your requirements. Or, simply use our search tool and implement a filter to search through only venues that fit your budget.

What to consider when choosing a bar for your event

When choosing a bar venue for your event, there are some important things you'll need to consider before making your final choice. Here are some of the main elements.


The location of the bar is important to consider, especially if you're after bar hire for an event that will see your guests coming from afar. You'll need to think about how easy it will be for your guests to get to the venue and whether there's enough parking available. Remember also that bars in central London are likely to come with higher costs than those further out.


The size of the bar is another key consideration, as you'll need to make sure that there's enough space for everyone to comfortably mingle and enjoy the festivities. However, at the same time, you'll want to avoid hiring such a large space that your event feels empty. Bars can range from large and lavish cocktail bars to intimate wine lounges, so there's sure to be something that works for your event.


The atmosphere of the bar is also important to think about, as it will play a big role in dictating the overall tone of your event. If you're looking for a more sophisticated atmosphere, then you might want to consider hiring a bar in an exclusive setting, like a private members club. Alternatively, if you're planning a more laid-back gathering, then a more relaxed bar could be a better choice.


Of course, you'll also need to think about your budget when choosing a bar to hire. Bars can range in price depending on the location, size, and atmosphere. Luxury bars will usually be more expensive than more casual bars, but they'll also provide a more special experience for your guests.

Food and drink selection

Finally, you'll want to think about the type of food and drink selection that's available. Bars can vary widely in their menu offerings, so it's important to find a bar that will be able to provide the right types of food and drink for your guests. Some bars may specialise in certain cuisines or drinks, while others might offer more general options. Whatever your needs and preferences, there's sure to be a bar that can accommodate you!

Tips for throwing an amazing party at a bar

Want to make sure you throw an event to remember? Just follow these simple steps.

1. It's all in the atmosphere

You'll need a party venue that offers the right size and atmosphere for your event. Prioritising this will help to ensure that your guests are comfortable and able to enjoy themselves at the party.

2. Location, location, location

Consider the location of the bar, as this can affect how easy it will be for your guests to get there. Remember, the experience of your event starts way before your guests actually set foot through the door!

3. Consider your wallet

Make sure you have an idea of your budget before you start looking at bar hire. This will help you narrow down your options and find a perfect venue that's within your price range.

4. Check on the food

Ask about the food and drink selection before you make your final choice. This way, you can be sure that the bar will be able to provide everything you need for your event.

5. Plan ahead

Plan ahead and make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to finalise all the details for your event. The last thing you want is to rush things as it often results in things getting missed! Follow these tips and you're sure to throw an amazing party that your guests will never forget!

How to find the perfect bar for your event

If you're looking for the perfect venue to hire for your event, then you've come to the right place. Browse our top bars for hire above, or use our search tool to find the perfect bar for your needs in London. Our handy filters make it really easy to narrow down the options to uncover exactly what you're searching for. Of course, if you can't find what you're after, just get in touch with our venue experts. We'll be happy to help you find the perfect bar for your event!

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There seems to be no end to the amount of amazing bars to hire in London. There are few cities in the world in which you can find a bar on almost every street, but London is one of them. From cheap and cheerful to luxurious and decadent, there's a watering hole for all tastes. We present our selection of bars to hire, many with just a minimum spend; meaning you won't have to pay any venue hire fees at all to have one of our amazing bars to hire all to yourself.

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